On Friday Virginia Tech basketball picked up its third official commitment for next season. Forward David N’Guessan signed his national letter of intent joining guards Joe Bamisile and Darius Maddox as part of the 2020-21 class. N’Guessan becomes what could end up being the fifth new face on the court next year for the Hokies.
Coach Mike Young discussed his latest arrival, “We are thrilled to add a player of David’s size to our program. David comes from a basketball family and has a tremendous skillset that fits how we want to play. He brings a great energy to the game and is a versatile playmaker for both himself and others. David comes from a great family and understands the basketball landscape, with his brother being a collegiate athlete as well. I am excited for David’s future and glad he is a part of Virginia Tech.”
From Baltimore, Maryland, David and the Mt. Zion Prep. He brings some much needed height to the Virginia Tech roster. At 6’9” only sophomore John Ojiako will be taller than N’Guessan. Often struggling with rebounding and defending against bigger teams during Mike Young’s first season, he will be an ideal alternative when the Hokies need to play big to adjust to the opposition’s lineup.
David’s official commitment comes just after last season’s top player for the Hokies, Landers Nolley, announced his transfer destinations were down to three schools. Georgia, Ole Miss, or Memphis will be where Nolley is expected to land - after he sits out a season, the second missed season in three years.
N’Guessman helps fill in for Nolley’s height and should be the team’s third forward after P.J. Horne and Keve Aluma. He looks to provide great balance to the previously signed guard duo as Mike Young continues to rebuild the Virginia Tech roster in line with his system.